What happens to godly self-control if someone who claims authority actually is superseding control over us which we should be exercising over ourselves?
Goodness must align with the truth, and goodness is beautiful. Similarly, some hint at least of truth and goodness is inherent to that which we call objectively beautiful.
To the end of clarifying what God’s Word says about plans and planning, it seemed good to me to delve into what Psalms and Proverbs in particular have to say on the subject.
Gregg covers two critically important subjects here: the relationship between rationality and religious belief for one, and the legacy and destiny of the West for another.
Burke bids us stop and smell the roses here, and appreciate their thorns, then see the illiberality of the other sciences moderated with a fuller and more soulful humanity.
Arguing for ordered liberty, Burke understood that human freedom cannot be unlimited and abstract. It has to be tempered with reasonable restraint in order to live to a fruitful end.
Christian liberty is the opposite of slavery to sin, which leads to death. Freedom is the freedom to obey God, including both knowing the truth and being set free by the truth.
Here Schaeffer tells us the story of how our beliefs about God and ourselves have influenced the kind of art we enjoy, how we organize ourselves, and how we govern and are governed in turn.
The kinds of comments left thus far on the last episode are the whole of atheism – condescending, and ridiculing and oversimplifications, strawmen, and aspersions.
There are two kinds of atheism. The first scientific, the latter moral. Both kinds share a common thread, man sitting in judgment over whether God is in the right.